Gardening – Hydrangeas

 Blue wave lace cap hydrangea Some of the old stately homes have mature hydrangeas and to me they give this grand air about the house. In the hot weather they look cool and inviting to sit in the … [Read more...]

Gardening – Hibiscus, Hawaiian, Chinese

 Chinese hibiscus  Hawaiian hibiscus - national flower Both varieties grow well in Australian and at the moment they are flowering profusely. They hate the frosts and ideally plant near the … [Read more...]

The State Rose Garden – Werribee Park

The State Rose GARDEN at Werribee Park   “St Patrick” is a Hybrid Tea, bred in U.S.A by Frank Strickland in 1996 The bud is GREEN which opens to a lovely yellow bloom. It has very little perfume … [Read more...]

Summer vegies to plant now

Tomato seedlings should be planted by now and different outlets have them priced from $1.50 to $5.00. For a small household 2 tomato plants would be sufficient. Bigger families go for it if you have … [Read more...]

Lawn care

Now is the best time of year to prepare your lawns for the upcoming months - especially if you have summer grasses. How do you differentiate between summer and winter grasses? Summer grasses … [Read more...]

Gardening with Soul

Gardening with Soul Gardening with Soul is a feature length documentary following a year in the garden with 90-year-old Sister Loyola Galvin. Sister Loyola's optimism is infectious and is fed … [Read more...]

Geraldton Wax

Chamelaucium uncinatum - Geraldton Wax From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Geraldton wax is a flowering plant endemic to Western Australia. It is an erect shrub 0.5 to 4m high, bearing … [Read more...]


Hint from a wonderful Thai gardener Mon, who always plants marigolds amongst her vegies and especially her tomato plants. I just love her crop of parsley! This darling is a real green … [Read more...]